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Trish and Birdie Fabric Tour

I'm so excited to be the first stop on Deane Beesley's  "Trish and Birdie Fabric Tour!

This is the sweetest fabric line with beautiful  navy blues, whimsical greens,  yummy oranges, soft pinks and pastel yellows...


I've been wanting to make this paper pieced rose for a while... every time I see this rose I just love it! You can find the free pattern at Jitka Design Inc.
This is a paper pieced pattern...Jitka Clement  has a wonderful tutorial showing how she  sews the rose pieces together.

So as I continued to play with these fun prints I wanted to make a fabric basket also.  I thought it would be a fun place to store fabrics. *** The center block is a 6" square. The strips are cut 2". 
I used the quilt as you go method to create the outside pieces for this fabric basket. 
The method of quilt as you go is just that...  you sew a piece onto your batting and  then stitch every 1/4"...giving you a finished  quilted product.

I did some echo quilting around the rose and then  add…
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Spelling Bee Sew Along

I have been having sew much fun sewing along with  Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet

Today is my turn to show you small x

The spelling bee blocks are so simple...

I love sewing them...

Could these small "x" blocks be any cuter....

I loved these small "x" blocks so much that I  combined them with my small "o" blocks...

 I made 5 small "x" blocks and 4 small "o" blocks...

combined with a scrappy border I was able to  finish a small baby quilt...

The quilting pattern of small pebbles and paisley finished this quilt...Connie Atkisson always makes my quilts perfect!

Now to see who gets this baby quilt...

Of course, when it comes to my binding I always use

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Yahoo! It's my turn on the Saturday Spelling Bee with  Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet!

If you have been following along you have seen so many wonderful projects with the alphabet letters from the Spelling Bee Book.

My letter today is the small letter "v"

"v" stands for violet, virginia, violin and vivacious!

This is my go to pattern for gifts...a cute cosmetic bag!

I placed the "v" block in the middle of the cosmetic bag front.

The tassle is made from a whole embroidery floss strand... a few beads on the end and you have a pull for  your zipper.

Be sure to check out Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
...where you can purchase this fun book that needs  to be part of your library!

In The Meadow Blog Tour

I’m so excited to be playing with Shari Butler’s 
new fabric line called
In The Meadow for Sweet Bee Designs!!!

These fabrics are so fresh and happy.  The colors are bright and inspire sewing fun for days on end...
I decided to make this fun quilt using 4 blocks  measuring 12 1/2" unfinished.

I cut 2 1/2" strips and then cut those  into 2 1/2" squares... the block center is 16 squares sewn  together to create a 16-patch.

The outside edge that creates the star points are made up of  16 half square triangles and 4 squares for the corners... all measure 2 1/2" square unfinished. 
          The border uses the left over 2 1/2"squares.


I love putting black and white with bright colors.  It pops the colors and makes everything grounded and cohesive.
The sashing is where I added the 1 1/2" black squares.  Where the corners meet it creates a black and white nine-patch.

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